The Financial Stability Report assesses emerging or existing risks in the Portuguese markets and financial system, entailing the identification of adverse shocks and the likelihood of their materialization, as well as an evaluation of the consequences of such shocks for the stability of the financial system.
The report is divided into four parts: the first assesses the main risks for financial stability in Portugal, together with the underlying vulnerabilities. The second analyses the financing of the Portuguese economy, the borrowing or lending requirements of the several institutional sectors being identified, as well as the financial instruments (representing assets or liabilities) that assure their attainment. The third presents an analysis on the developments of the Portuguese banking sector. Finally, some Special issues are presented, addressing matters of relevance under the global theme of financial stability.